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On September 2 I will be running the first of 10 consecutive marathons in and around Thame.

Initially, the idea of running 262 miles in 10 days was purely selfish.  I am a motivational running, health and fitness coach and realised that it has been too long since I last took on the responsibility of a great challenge. 

But I have since decided to use this 10in10 challenge to try to raise £10,000 for local children’s charity Thomley Activity Centre. They are a recreation centre used by young disabled people, their families, and school friends. The centre is based outside Worminghall near Thame and is the only fully accessible facility of its kind within a 35-mile radius

In addition, I am hoping to encourage complete beginners to become confident runners.  Each marathon will be run in multiple 5 mile loops from Thame, along the Phoenix Trail to Towersey and back to Thame in an effort to encourage runners of all abilities to join me for part of my journey.  Local sporting and health groups are also being encouraged to get involved.

As well as online donations here, I will be asking local companies to support me and demonstrate the important role local businesses have to play in the vibrant community here in Thame.

Throughout the challenge and training before, I will be blogging and keeping a video diary of my progress, the highs and the lows. You can follow me here:

http://www.thame10in10.co.uk

Wish me luck!

George

Updates 3

I ran the 10th consecutive marathon and completed the challenge! Thank you so much to everybody who supported me over the 10 days and long before. It was a huge undertaking, not just the physical effort but the logistics and organisation too and I couldn't have done it by myself

14/09/14 04:47

I'm at the half way point now, so only another 131 miles to go. I could have run from Thame to Chesterfield by now. Feeling good, though today's run in a suit was tiring. Thank you so much for everybody who has donated so far, it's incredibly generous and much appreciated.

06/09/14 08:07

Thanks to everybody who has sponsored the event so far - both individuals and companies. I get going tomorrow with the first marathon being started live on BBC Radio Oxford!

01/09/14 02:41

Raising money for

Thomley Hall Centre

Thomley Hall Centre

Charity Registration No. 1089224

Thomley is a place for people of all abilities & disabilities. We bring disabled people, their families, carers & friends together with experienced & nurturing staff that understand their needs. Over a thousand disabled people use our service each year & for many our centre is a lifeline.

Raising money for

Run by Thomley Hall Centre

Charity Registration No. 1089224

Donations 132

what an achievement - well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 17/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations on your great achievement

Donation by Helena Richards on 16/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done mr Anderson

Donation by Anonymous on 18/09/14

€10.00

Fabulous running George.

Donation by Raymond Ruttle on 18/09/14

€50.00

Never doubted you'd make it George but brilliant achievement! And you've exceeded your fund raising target. Great stuff all round!

Donation by Ann Dite on 17/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Inspirational stuff George! Really enjoyed the daily updates during the 10n10. Congrats!!

Donation by Jamie White on 17/09/14

Well done George. Meant to throw a few quid in the pot before now but was away.

Donation by Rory maccarthy on 17/09/14

€10.00

Congratulations George, you are an inspiration! I have enjoyed following your progress. I'm doing the Sydney Marathon on Sunday so will be using some of your techniques!

Donation by Hayley Marsh on 17/09/14

$50.00

Amazing effort George, what's next?

Donation by Nic on 17/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Inspirational, George. Well done

Donation by Anonymous on 17/09/14

£13.00

+ £3.25 Gift Aid

Great work George! I'm struggling with the one I have to do in October!

Donation by Kathya on 17/09/14

€10.00

Brilliant Effort now you reached your final milestone

Donation by Raj, Rupa, Taran, Hrithik on 17/09/14

£22.71

+ £5.68 Gift Aid

Stuff of legends!! Amazing achievement George. Well done!!!!!

Donation by Caroline Holohan on 16/09/14

€15.00

Well done George hope your recovering well now.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/09/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Clearly just a walk in the park for a man of your stature! You've inspired masses of us to push our own limits sir- massive congratulations

Donation by Charlie whewell on 15/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What you have done is nothing short of AMAZING. Well done you.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Your message: How on Earth did you manage it!! Incredible, your family must be so proud :-)

Donation by Sarah Griffiths on 15/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You WILL make your target! xx

Donation by Anonymous on 15/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done George! Fantastic effort - take care of that left leg - it will recover with some TLC!

Donation by Vicki Hasaballa on 15/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Amazing George! In my eyes you are super human! Well Done!

Donation by Placi Espejo on 15/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done fatty

Donation by Lex on 15/09/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well Done George

Donation by Judi Ferreira on 15/09/14

Well Done George

Donation by Anonymous on 15/09/14

€10.00

Well done, George!!! What next for you? Makes me want to start again!!

Donation by Judy Gourlay on 15/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done George. Amazing achievement!

Donation by Helen Gaffney on 15/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,886.56
  • Offline donations£7,262.26
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10,148.82
  • Gift Aid£619.54

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